Well i assumed they did but i'm guessing the data goes like this:
Comcast - private network - Xbox Live Servers - Public internet - Me.
All traffic to the Xbox goes over specific IP and port which is a routeable address so unless Comcast is doing some extra stuff that i'm too dumb to understand? I'm an IT guy too but still some stuff is just over my head
I'm just having trouble thinking of how they'd get to me without crossing public internet since I am connected to public internet Maybe the app creates a VPN to comcast? :dunno:
reply to SHoTTa35 I assume it will work like U-verse does.
Think of the XBox Live subscription as buying access to the software. XBox Live authentication happens over the public internet as usual.
When you go to watch content, the XBox requests the video through the private network (and thus doesn't count against your cap). The video doesn't go through Microsoft's servers. -- AT&T U-Hearse - RIP Unlimited Internet 1995-2011 Rethink Billable.
Xbox - Microsoft - Comcast - Hey give me data! - Comcast directly to Xbox - Here you go.
Since it's basically comcast to comcast (Server to Modem) then. I'm guess then it never leaves the network. In that case. I was just thinking of the part about ports since the Xbox only opens 3074 for it's use.